American Cuisine in Tulum

If you can't get enough American cuisine, you might have a chance to treat yourself. Though not terribly plentiful, there are a couple of restaurants in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean where you can try some.

From the pleasant, very casual setting of Dairy Queen to the fantastic breakfast, dinner and lunch at Subway Tulum Parque, you're sure to locate a menu item worth sending a postcard about.

The following list allows you to peek at the few American eateries that you'll have the chance to visit during your stay. Click on one of the options to see the full article about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant

Akumal | (984) 875-9138

Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant

Positioned near the center of Akumal, Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant is on Plaza Ukana 1 . As part of a menu decked with American food, this visitor favorite is especially proud of their comfort food and sandwiches. The garden patio at the Turtle Bay Bakery is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. On the early mornings you can relax and enjoy the sunrise as you look over towards the shore. At night, Turtle Bay Bakery is perfect for a candle lit dinner before taking a stroll on the beach. There are about 25 tables.

Dairy Queen

The Riviera Maya

Dairy Queen is situated in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the east of Tulum. As part of their panel of American culinary creations, this potential favorite will recommend their best: hamburgers and ice cream. While Dairy Queen serves some quick and easy food, their specialty is their ice cream and milkshakes, especially their Blizzards, which is an extra thick milkshake that you eat with a spoon.

Subway Tulum


Subway Tulum is found along the western outskirts of Tulum. Speaking of delicious, specialty American-inspired cuisine, this visitor favorite is particularly known for its salads and sandwiches. At Subway, the ingredients are laid out before you in a buffet -- you simply tell your sub maker what you want, and that is what you get. After ordering, you can take your food to go, or dine in the bright lobby of booths and standard tables.

Subway Tulum Parque

The Riviera Maya

Subway Tulum Parque is a popular choice for travelers who are going to spend some time exploring this section of Quintana Roo. It's 1.6 miles east of Tulum. Pleasantly surprising, this dining destination is not just American cuisine and salads, but they're also dubbed a hotspot for sandwiches. Subway offers a menu of breakfast sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, and sub sandwiches. The restaurant boasts a huge selection of toppings, condiments, meats and cheeses for their sandwiches and they prepare them to order, so it will be fresh and made exactly how you like it. Try a yogurt, cookie, or bag of chips on the side, and wash your meal down with a bottle of water, a juice, or a fountain soda.

Similar Food

If you're willing to step just outside the box, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and places like Gary’s at Casa Cenote and Acabar, both of which offer Tex-Mex style eats.

Or taste more of the same with the signature items found at the places below:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
S&S Hip -- Hamburgers 4.8 mi. South of Central Tulum
La Buena Vida (415) 152-2211 Hamburgers 16.4 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Casa Cenote (361) 993-2462 Barbecue 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum

Some of the best culinary offerings in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones you run into naturally while walking the streets near your hotel. Although, it's still smart to have a handful of favorites in mind. To learn more details regarding the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.


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